I’m pleased to say that the East Midlands Club had yet another successful year in 2013. At the February sale at Carlisle, Paul Cairns of the Plumtree Herd achieved Reserve Intermediate Champion selling for 11,000gns.

The Newark April sale is going from strength to strength with 47 bulls sold to average £3,491. The sale saw Messrs Heald equal the centre record of 8,500gns. Ian & Jenna Brown of the Lowgate Herd also sold well at 6,200gns. As always, many thanks to everyone at Newark Market for providing a superb venue and supporting the region. A special mention to David Burns, because without his help the inspection and show wouldn’t be possible.Many thanks to Paul Sykes for giving up time out of his very busy schedule to come and judge for us.

May brought around yet another sale and congratulations to the Hazard Family selling the highest priced bull Mereside Godolphin at 40,000gns.

Throughout the summer, the region’s members were very successful on the show circuits both in the pedigree and commercial sections. Nicola & Mick Hardy, Doug Mash, Darren Wharton, Mathew Hutchinson and many others supported all the regional shows very well. In the commercial show scene, a mention for Trevor Lyon & Family who had an unforgettable year winning major titles at all the big shows with a homebred heifer. Very many congratulations go to them.

Heifer Champion Temptation at Beef Expo by Trevor Lyon & family
Heifer Champion Temptation at Beef Expo by Trevor Lyon & family

October soon came around, and again a good sale for the better end of the cattle put forward at Newark saw Darren Wharton selling a cow and calf for the top price of the day at 6,500gns. A great month’s trading for the Wharton Family saw them visit Carlisle for the first time, achieving Senior and Reserve Overall Champion selling for 17,000gns to Cowporation in Holland.

Many thanks to Robert Graham for giving up his time to judge our herd competition this year, the results are presented below.


Herd Competition Results for 2013

Judge : Robert Graham

Extra Small Herd
1st Boswells Mr A C Timbury
2nd Plumtree      Mr Paul Cairns
3rd Lowgate Mr Ian Brown
Small Herd
1st Cockleshell Mr I Pitcher
2nd Greensons Greensons Limousins
3rd Staindrop Mr R W Hayes
Medium Herd
1st Brockhurst      Messrs WJ & M Mash Ltd
2nd Twinoaks Messrs JH Duffin
3rd Bosworth Mr R Lawrence
3rd Beaconsfield Mr RP Hutchinson
Large Herd
1st Mereside       RM Hazard & Sons
2nd Fieldson Messrs JW & MC Fieldson
3rd McTurk Manby Farm Ltd
3rd Oaktree Mr JA Warner
Overall Herd Winner
  Mereside       RM Hazard & Sons
Best Heifer Calf under 1 year
1st Beaconsfield Inlove Mr RP Hutchinson
Best Heifer 1 to 2 years
1st Twinoaks Henya Messrs JH Duffin
Best Bull Calf under 1 year
1st Mereside Hallmark RM Hazard & Sons
2nd Twinoaks Hardcore Messrs JH Duffin
Best Bull 1 to 2 years
1st Westside Gandalf Mr JA Warner
Best Stock Bull
1st Twinoaks Charmer Messrs JH Duffin
2nd Mcturk Bushbuck Manby Farm Ltd
Best Cow & Calf
1st Valentine & Mereside Helentine RM Hazard & Sons
2nd Cockleshell Candy & Cockleshell Icandy Mr I Pitcher
Best In-calf Heifer
1st Cockleshell Floosie Greensons Limousins